IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, we have placed permanently into loving forever homes – Togo, Mia, Zeus, Savannah (a senior), Pandora, Billi, Pinetta, Sport, Cid, Sully, Noonoo, Skinnyroo, Marty, Lulu, Lily, Ruby…and a CAT!

We have such a great team in our adoption coordinator Louise and founder Ruth and Jaye and so many more, that we place dogs quickly and effectively because we have potential adopters fill out applications, and we can quickly review them and make great matches.

So, NO! We don’t post many dogs!  🙂

We also contact all applicants personally! We are a little different than most rescues!

But as with all rescues, dogs come in to our care unpredictably. We never know from week to week. That is why having  approved applications on file is beneficial to adopters and to the rescue to get the dogs into homes as soon as possible….

Fill out an application! Get approved! Having an approved app on file greatly enhances your chances of finding a match with us! Hope to hear from you soon!    ~The Minpin all-volunteer team


Hi, I am Ivy, young and 14 pounds!

Ivy is a young, active girl looking for a loving home to keep her forever. Ivy is extremely lovable and cuddly once she gets to know people. She loves to gives hugs. Since arriving at her foster house, Ivy has been very shy and sweet. She is a very playful dog and she loves playing with balls and having a tug-o-war. Belly rubs are her favourite. Ivy is working on her leash manners and her basic commands. She is good with “sit” and generally comes when she is called, but she is still young and requires some patience. While Ivy has been an angel at her foster house, she had a reputation for being bossy with other dogs in her previous home. If you are interested in adopting Ivy, please find more information about our adoption process and fill out an application form on our website at


One year old, about 20 pounds, almost house trained, no off leash or apts
good with other dogs, not sure about cats 
Becca just celebrated her first birthday this past August. She is a spritely, friendly, and active young girl looking to find her furever home.

Becca is a cuddly young girl who came from a home where she was not exposed to many other dogs, but she is learning quickly. She is very proud that she is getting so much better at her recall skills in the backyard and is getting much better at walking on a leash. Like most beagles, Becca howls, so she would not do well in an apartment, however, she is generally quiet and only howls when she feels she has reason to do so.

Beagles are hunting dogs and therefore do not do well off leash and Becca is no exception. She now loves to play with other dogs and she loves all people, however, she has not yet been exposed to cats. She is learning to respect the older dogs and find her place in the pack. Becca is working on her crate training, but her foster mom describes her as generally very good in the house. She is working on her house training and basic commands, and is an all around lovely dog looking for a loving family.

If you are interested in adopting Becca, please find more information about our adoption process and fill out an application form on our website at



“Foster love” that wonderful people like you provide is the key to being able to save dog lives.

If we do not have enough caring people to open their hearts and homes to these dogs, dogs may be turned away,  surrendered to shelters, dropped off in fiels, thoughtlessly given away to any taker (maybe a breeder/puppy mill front) or sold for profit to an uncaring buyer or incapable owner.

You can make an enormous difference in the world by fostering a homeless soul for a few weeks or a few months, while other members on the Minpinerie volunteer team work tirelessly at finding these dogs permanent homes.

As a doggie foster parent, you will feed, exercise, protect, train, love and cuddle a beautiful and vulnerable little homeless dog. Minpinerie is responsible for all the dog’s veterinary expenses. IF you have the time and patience, you are encouraged to teach the dog good behavior and commands, but most of our dogs, unless very young, already have these.

In general, Minpinerie rescues miniature pinschers and minpin/mixes, but also other small dogs in need, as a rule under twenty pounds (chis, chi mixes, poodle/mix, terriers, etc).

Be prepared to fall in love!!
All the other cats/dogs in the home must be fixed and up-to-date with shots. In the case of very small dogs, there must be no children under 10 because they can easily injure a dog by dropping or squashing him.

Expect to feel so good and accomplished as your foster leaves to join her new family. It can be hard, but the whole team along with all the other Fosters are here to support you, and consider that there will unfortunately always be another furry face waiting for your help!

BONUS: Minpinerie will give foster parents “first dibs” on adopting their foster dog!!!

Please consider becoming a valued part of our important team to help a dog in need. THANK YOU!

Fill out the application on our website at or contact Louise at 613-260-9707 or

We hear : If I could I would save them all!, Here’s your chance. By saving one, you can help save many.

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Noa – active girl ready to go to the beach! Great off leash. With the right things in place, a great companion

good with adults and other dogs – great recall!!!    –   playful and sweet –  7  years  –  22 pounds – experienced owner needed


Noa is a very sweet dog. She is very good with adults and other dogs. She would prefer to be only dog, but she gets along well with non threatening dogs who she meets on walks. She is 7 years old and active. Probably better with No Cats. She should be given a couple of good-quality rubber balls – she loves these balls and will play fetch for hours. She is very ‘chatty’ during play time until  you throw it again. She needs to build trust with you at her speed. She’s a little nervous of new people and you have to be patient to win her heart! Noa loves to run free and has very good recall. And she walks well on a  leash. Noa loves to have her head gently massaged. Noa needs to wear a muzzle when at the vet or having her nails trimmed. Noa barks when she hears things so best to not be in an apartment unless you’re at home to remind her to be quiet. Her foster mom does not recommend having kids around as they can sometimes act unpredictably with dogs. And Noa needs to be protected from things that might make  her uneasy and nervous. Would you like to meet this sweet girl? She is loooking for an experienced dog owner who would provide her with an active and secure home.

— Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and MOST go quickly to pre-approved adopters that suit them (that is, many dogs are never posted to our website! Only when we have an overflow!). So, please fill out the application at this link to get in the pool, BUT NOTE SOME FOLKS ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO IF THAT’S YOU, PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE SAME LINK!  Thank you and talk soon!


Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at or filling in the volunteer application.